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TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline: When Chickens Come Home to Roost
Significant opposition to Trans-Canada’s Keystone Pipeline forced the U.S. Government to delay the project – at great cost to the company. The U.S. Government’s action demonstrates that environmental policy paralysis has a price.

ESG Annual Report 2011: ESG In A Time of Turmoil
2011 was a rough year for financial markets. Our soon-to-be released ESG Annual Report gives an overview of how a comprehensive ESG program including evaluations, corporate engagement, public policy work and solid research can help address some of the most significant challenges of our time.

Speaking Of Executive Compensation: Did You Hear The One About…?
As noted, our executive compensation strategy of following up say-on-pay votes with letters to the company’s board of directors is proving effective. But when we dive into some specific cases we sometimes don’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

What’s It Going To Take To Keep On Frackin’?
With credible reports of groundwater contamination, shareholders are setting clear expectations for hydraulic fracturing. As such we support a guide for the energy sector to more safely and more transparently produce unconventional gas.

Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative: What’s Good For The Goose…
With 15 other Canadian investors, we co-led a policy submission urging the Canadian government to become an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative implementing country (rather than just support implementation elsewhere).


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Whipp Tips & News

Switch IPO the latest to limit investor voting rights

As many of 15 percent of U.S. IPOs in recent years have used dual share classes meant to give insiders outsized voting rights, according to the Council of Institutional Investors.

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Wells Fargo executives, board must face lawsuit over fake accounts, federal judge says

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-wells-fargo-accounts-decision/wells-fargo-executives-board-must-face-lawsuit-over-fake-accounts-federal-judge-says-idUSKBN1CA1ZY

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As Ford pushes into electric vehicles, U.S. union aims to save jobs

Ford’s presentation to investors this week under new chief executive Jim Hackett, included a slide touting a 30 percent reduction in “hours per unit” to build electric vehicles.

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